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Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place

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A major Off-Broadway success, this eloquent, moving and exceptionally well-written first play by Pulitzer Prize winner MarSha Norman probes into the past and present of a young woman attempting to find her way in life after release from prison.

Released from prison "Arlene" returns to a rundown apartment in Louisville, intent on starting her life over. Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, she has found strength in religion and wants to put her youth (as "Arlie") behind her. But her struggle to find her way in the present (as "Arlene") is counterpointed by flashbacks of her past (as "Arlie"), her two personalities being represented by two performers, who sometimes appear on stage simultaneously. We meet the guards and prison officials with whom "Arlie" waged a running battle; and the unfeeling, slatternly mother, the lecherous former prison guard, the pimp ex-boyfriend, and the touchingly friendly neighbor with whom "Arlene" is confronted in the present. Ultimately the play, like life, offers no simple answers-but it conveys, with heartrending honesty and compassion, the struggle of someone fighting for her life against incredible odds.

July 16 - August 7, 2016

The Seeing Place @ Lynn Redgrave Theater
45 Bleecker St (at Lafayette), NYC

http://www.seeingplacetheater.com/

Photo credit: Russ Rowland

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Erin Cronican (Arlene)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Leo Goodman (Bennie), Candice Oden (Arlie) and Erin Cronican (Arlene)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Candice Oden (Arlie) and Steve Carrieri (Caldwell)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Carla Brandberg (Mother) and Erin Cronican (Arlene)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Steve Carrieri (Carl) and Erin Cronican (Arlene)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Erin Cronican (Arlene) and Leo Goodman (Bennie)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Robin Friend Stift (Evans) and Candice Oden (Arlie)

Photo Flash: PHOTO FLASH: Opening Night of GETTING OUT with The Seeing Place
Jane Kahler (Ruby) and Erin Cronican (Arlene)


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